Lighthouse Cutting Board

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Project by KnotCurser posted 04-17-2013 03:03 PM 1090 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned piece for a friend at work.

A week ago, I was asked if I could make a lighthouse-shaped cutting board. I had to think a little bit in order to come up with what you see here, but the pattern finally emerged and was approved.

I usually don’t make edge-grained boards, but in this case I think it made sense.

I used various strips of 1 1/8” Cherry for the body of the lighthouse and a solid piece of walnut for the cap.

Overall dimensions are 18” tall, 12” wide at the base and a tad over 3/4” thick.

I used a mineral oil and beeswax finish to give it a bunch of protection and a little shine.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 04-17-2013 03:10 PM

This looks really nice, Bob! Great job! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 04-17-2013 03:12 PM

I like it

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 04:03 PM

very sharp

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#4 posted 04-17-2013 06:43 PM

Nice design and I do like the colors. They go together well.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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